The community is invited to develop a neighborhood action plan in the event of a natural disaster

Bega Valley Shire Council invites the community to attend a workshop to develop new approaches and tools to better prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from natural disasters.

Bega Valley Shire Mayor Russell Fitzpatrick said the My Resilient Neighborhood workshop on Tuesday November 8 will give residents the strategies and tools to work with their neighbors to understand risks, roles and responsibilities to mitigate these risks by developing action plans for a resilient neighborhood.

“Workshop participants will learn about the resilience plan for southern New South Wales developed by the Joint Canberra Region Organization and its member councils, which includes the Bega Valley Shire Council,” said Cr Fitzpatrick.

“As catastrophic events become more frequent, intense and prolonged, neighborhood preparedness is more important than ever.

“Together, we can develop practical, local solutions for how neighborhoods respond to disasters using our knowledge, skills, assets, networks, capacities and capabilities.

“This interactive workshop will include a digital map that allows participants to see the predicted impacts of disasters in our region, gives a unique perspective of how events happen, and how you and your neighbors can prepare for and respond to them.”

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